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Petersburg church distributes weekly meal boxes

Posted at 12:32 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 15:44:18-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A Petersburg Church is helping serve the community through distributing 'Hope Boxes' to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pastor Thomas Harrell waved down drivers outside H2o Community Church Thursday evening as his wife, Kim Harrell and daughter prepared special boxes to give away.

The boxes are filled with food and supplies to help feed their community and provide hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Pancake mix, cans of vegetables, macaroni and cheese the good kind. Hot dogs, I mean you got it all in this one box," Harrell said.

As cars lined up on Thursday, the Harrells said they want to serve the community during trying times.

“Our community needs this," Kim Harrell said. “There's somebody right now feeling isolated, alone, as a single parent, feeling overwhelmed but at least in that box it’ll bring back some hope.”

They said they plan to continue the serving for as long as there is a need.

“We’re trying to make it consistent, trying to use Thursday as our day," Harrell said.

Anyone willing to donate to the drive can drop off supplies at 49 Walnut Blvd, Petersburg, Va.